House approves O’Driscoll-authored bills

Dennis DalmanNews, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by Dennis Dalman Two bills, both mainly authored by Rep. Tim O’Driscoll (R-Sartell), passed the Minnesota House of Representatives on the same day last week – March 20. Both bills moved on to the Minnesota Senate for consideration. One of O’Driscoll’s bills, which has won both support and opposition statewide, is the School-Trust Land Bill, HF 2244, that proposes

Award-winning Brenny calls for respect for truckers

Dennis DalmanNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by Dennis Dalman Some truckers feel as if they are living their lives under a microscope, wondering from day to day who is going to harass them next. That is the opinion of Joyce Brenny, who spoke on that subject last week during a “Salute to Women in Trucking” truck show in Louisville, Ken. Brenny has been named the

Listening party held at Local Blend

Cori HilsgenNews, St. JosephLeave a Comment

by Cori Hilsgen Local musicians, Adam Hammer and Dave Cofell, recently held a listening party at the Local Blend to celebrate the release of their solo CDs. Listeners were able to hear selections from Hammer’s “Broken Like You” and Cofell’s “No Substitute (For You)” solo CDs. Hammer and Cofell, who were voted Best Original Music in the St. Cloud

Good customer service is scarce

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, Opinion, St. JosephLeave a Comment

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, one definition of the word courtesy is “polite behavior.” Some might think to themselves, I know what courtesy is supposed to look like, but a sad reality is it is becoming harder and harder to spot when it comes to customer service. Whether you’re shopping in the grocery store, your local mall or driving through